David Wagner has become the fourth Premier League managerial departure of the season after leaving bottom club Huddersfield Town by mutual consent.
Wagner’s three-year reign is over following talks with chairman Dean Hoyle on Monday, after the German approached the board over the weekend to reveal he needed to take a break from management.
Hoyle had insisted earlier last year that Wagner would not be sacked this season but the Yorkshire strugglers reluctantly reached a decision that he would leave the club in order to “recharge his batteries”.
Wagner, 47, performed miracles last season to first take the club into the Premier League and then keep them there against all odds. Yet this campaign has proven far more difficult, with only two wins in the league so far this season.
Huddersfield are bottom of the table and already eight points adrift of safety with Hoyle now searching for his first manager since November 2015, with Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder emerging as an early contender.